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Riverside County is Up Their Neck with PERB Complaints
February 16, 2018
In case you missed it, the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) has issued another round of complaints against Riverside County! On the heels of our victory over the County’s petty lawsuit earlier this month, PERB has handed out 4 more complaints bringing up the running total of complaints to a … Read More
The Dirt on “Right to Work”: What is Janus v. AFSCME
What is Janus v. AFSCME? Janus v. AFSCME is a court case that is the culmination of a decades-long scheme by the greedy rich to get rid of union jobs. It is one of more than a dozen similar cases that anti-worker groups have tried to push through the legal … Read More
Alert! “Right to Work (For Less)” In Riverside
February 7, 2018
Our rights and benefits in Riverside County are under attack from anti-worker forces that are trying to divide our union! We have learned that an anti-worker organization has been given access to our worksites across the county. This organization is one of many that is trying to scam you into signing … Read More
Our Voice is our Resistance at the Oxnard Citizenship Fair
February 3, 2018
Over 100 participants and volunteers filled the Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School cafeteria for our Feb 3rd Citizenship Fair. SEIU 721 members, CAUSE and other community groups helped dozens of legal permanent residents with their path to U.S. citizenship after filling out their N-400 forms. Families from cities across Ventura … Read More
Riverside County’s “Last Best Final” Offer
February 2, 2018
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#FlipThe25th … it’s time for Steve Knight to leave the House!
February 1, 2018
Rep. Steve Knight continues to put special interests ahead of his own constituents in Congressional District 25. It’s time for Steve Knight to leave the House – and for us to #FlipThe25th! That’s exactly what we plan to do at our CD 25 District-Wide Kick-Off Rally and Precinct Walk this … Read More
As Black History Month Starts, SEIU 721 Remembers Sacrifice of Sanitation Workers
The gruesome on-duty deaths of two Memphis sanitation workers on Feb 1, 1968 spurred a series of events that forever changed the struggle for worker safety and civil rights. Now, 50 years later, the fight for safe working conditions and to establish and maintain our collective voice on the job … Read More
Fact Finding, Even More PERB Complaints, and Riverside County Loses their Petty Lawsuit!
BANG! BOOM! POW! On the heels of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) issuing a handful of complaints to kick off the month, the Labor board has issued yet another round of complaints against the County, bringing up the total to 11(and counting)! As if the latest flogging wasn’t enough, … Read More
They’re Trying To Eliminate Worker Power
January 31, 2018
On Monday, February 26th, the Supreme Court begins hearing Janus v. AFSCME, a case that could usher in “Right to Work (for less),” a long-time scheme of anti-worker politicians and greedy corporations. The goal of “Right to Work (for less)” is simple: to silence our collective voice by making it … Read More
The “Right To Work” Attack on Riverside
It didn’t take long for so-called “Right To Work” goons to set their sights on Riverside County workers. As soon as our ULP strike started making waves, the anti-worker website CapitalResearch.org published a brazen hit piece on our members. In addition to a headline blaming county workers, rather than the … Read More
LA County Board of Supervisors: “Don’t Short-Change Working Families!”
January 30, 2018
Sign this petition to give the Board of Supervisors your “two cents.” Remind them: “Don’t short-change working families!” Sign the Petition! LA County works because we do. But we’re not just a workforce, we live in LA County, too. The decisions made by the Board of Supervisors directly impact the … Read More
The History of “Right to Work”
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So-called “Right to Work” laws have been all over the news recently, as more and more states fall prey to this anti-worker legislation. An attack by greedy corporations and anti-worker politicians, so-called “Right to Work” legislation is meant to strip workers of their bargaining power and silence their collective voice. … Read More
Everything You Need To Know About “Right To Work” in Four Videos
January 29, 2018
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If you haven’t heard about so-called “Right To Work” laws yet, get ready, because a bunch of greedy special interests are about to try to convince you that Right To Work is just what you need in your life. These people are lying to you.   Right To Work laws … Read More
The Work We Do: Alina Mendizabal
January 19, 2018
Day in, day out, Alina Mendizabal’s boss was making her life a living hell. There was scapegoating and public scolding, unwarranted write-ups and constant scrutiny. Sometimes the bully boss would go out of the way to “randomly” pop into Alina’s office just to intimidate her. “I called her the devil’s … Read More
SEIU 721 Members Vote to Stay in Coalition of City Unions
Solidarity remains strong between our City of LA members and our sister unions, with SEIU 721 members voting last night to stay in the Coalition of City Unions – the organization powering Fix LA’s movement to add 5,000 new union jobs to the city’s workforce. With an 87% “yes” vote … Read More
Labor Board Issues Another Complaint! Workers Demand Riverside County Stop the Groundless Investigations Now.
January 18, 2018
On the heels of the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) filing not one, but multiple complaints against the County of Riverside in the last few weeks, the Labor Board has once again lambasted the County by issuing a complaint over its retaliatory treatment of a nurse at RUHS. The County’s … Read More
LA County members: Time to fill out your bargaining survey!
January 17, 2018
Contract bargaining for SEIU 721’s LA County members is fast approaching. So we want to hear from you! What do you think our union should prioritize? Let us know by filling out your bargaining survey! You can submit your bargaining survey online. Or you can download it, print it and … Read More
We Honor Dr. King’s Legacy of Fighting for Working Families
January 15, 2018
Today SEIU 721 members in Los Angeles and Oxnard joined marches honoring Dr. King’s legacy of civil rights leadership and tireless advocacy for labor rights and economic justice. In Los Angeles, a parade led by SEIU 721 members leaders like St. John’s Chief Steward Gary Poe marched with LA County … Read More
The City of LA wants YOU! – Targeted Local Hire Program
January 12, 2018
Our voices are powerful and when we work together, we make great things happen for our city, our community and for our families. It was our hard work and unity that urged the City of Los Angeles to create the Targeted Local Hire Program, another key victory in our figh … Read More
Lt. Gov. Newsom Hears Concerns of Riverside County Workers
January 5, 2018
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Lt. Governor and gubernatorial hopeful Gavin Newsom visited the SEIU Local 721 Inland Area office today for a town hall conversation with union members, community leaders and Riverside County residents. Prior to the town hall, Lt. Governor Newsom met with several Riverside County workers, who told him about the County’s … Read More
Gold Coast Transit District Members Win a New Contract!
January 4, 2018
Gold Coast Transit District Contract Win
Gold Coast Transit District members won a strong three year contract that includes solid wage hikes for the next three years and significant gains in medical, dental and vision insurance! Through your unity and participation your bargaining team was able to win a contract that secures vital services for the … Read More
Help is Available for SEIU 721 Workers in the Thomas Fire Zones
December 27, 2017
On the heels of the most devastating fire in California history, families are still feeling the effects of the Thomas Fire. SEIU 721 members have been busy throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, helping provide emergency response services at hospitals and strengthening our community security net through Human Services Agency … Read More
Ismael Castelan of Santa Ana Struck by Car While On the Job – and Needs Our Help This Holiday Season
December 20, 2017
Brothers and Sisters: Our fellow SEIU 721 member Ismael Castelan needs our help over the holidays! Ismael is with the City of Santa Ana’s Public Works Tree Crew and he was involved in a horrific, on-the-job accident. While Ismael was working in a median at 17th and Bristol Streets, a … Read More
Agenda ’18 PowerPoint is here … and so is your LA County Bargaining Team Nomination Form!
December 19, 2017
Many SEIU 721 Brothers and Sisters who attended the Agenda ’18: LA County Bargaining Conference asked for access to the popular Agenda ’18 Presentation, where we outlined the challenges ahead for our union – and our strategy for success. It’s here! Just click on the image below and a printable … Read More
Gold Coast Transit District … new TA details here!
December 18, 2017
We’re pleased to announce a strong Tentative Agreement for SEIU 721 members at Gold Coast Transit – and your Bargaining Team recommends a “YES” vote! The new TA provides all members with wage increases each year for three years. It also includes a one-time $500 bonus plus steady increases in … Read More
Workers unite to say: “End Bullying at MLK!”
December 13, 2017
In the ongoing fight to end bullying at MLK Jr. Outpatient Center, frontline workers came together in an action to let management there know how bullying affects them, patients, other workers, and Just Culture. Dozens of workers stopped by during their breaks and shift changes to fill out “No Bully … Read More
LA City Bargaining Team Results Are In!
LA City Bargaining Team Results are in!
(Last Updated 12/26/17 11:30am) Ready to Fight at the Bargaining Table to Get the Job Done! You cast your vote to stay on the winning path with the new LA City Bargaining Team. Congratulations to the new 2018 Bargaining Team! The Bargaining Team voting period was November 17th to December … Read More
SEIU 721 Frontline Workers Handle Massive Emergency Response as Their Own Homes Are Threatened by Thomas Fire
  Fifth Largest Wildfire in California History Impacts SEIU Members Working at Over 20 Sites throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties VENTURA, CA – Scores of SEIU 721 members living and working in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties continue to endure the impact, at work and at home, of the … Read More
Bob Schoonover’s Statement on LA and Ventura area fires
December 5, 2017
SEIU 721’s president and members urge residents to heed evacuation warnings, and thank public sector frontline and service providers for their heroic work.   Los Angeles, CA—“The wildfires raging throughout Los Angeles County and Ventura County are having a big impact on our union. Many SEIU 721 members live and … Read More
LA County members prepare for contract bargaining at Agenda ’18
December 2, 2017
With the New Year comes a new contract for all our LA County members – which means another round of contract bargaining! To get everyone prepared, we held the “Agenda ’18: LA County Bargaining Conference” at The Reef in downtown LA on Sat., Dec. 2. “This conference is the perfect … Read More
Las Virgenes Members Win a Contract That Includes a 3% Raise
November 21, 2017
We did it! Our SEIU 721 Las Virgenes Municipal Water District bargaining team worked hard to secure a strong one year contract that puts members and the District back on track. Our unity and collective participation were key in bringing home this contract. Congratulations! Here’s what we achieved: 3% salary … Read More
Shining A Light On Riverside County’s Wasteful Spending
November 16, 2017
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors seems to prefer that their dealings with European consulting giant KPMG stay in the shadows. That probably makes it easier for them to do things like turn a $761,600 contract into a $40 million one through amendments – without the taxpayers footing the bill … Read More
LA Superior Courts – It’s Time to Invest in Justice
November 6, 2017
It’s time to prepare for our upcoming bargaining campaign for LA Superior Courts employees. We need to hear from you! It is critically important that we incorporate your voice in this bargaining process. It is only with our unity and participation that we can help restore Court services to our … Read More
City of Santa Paula Members Win a New Contract!
October 26, 2017
WE DID IT! With an overwhelming YES vote, City of Santa Paula members won a strong three year contract which includes a 15% salary increase over the term of the contract! Through member unity and participation, our bargaining team was able to win a contract that secures vital services for … Read More
Safety threats at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center & Ventura County Hall of Justice
October 19, 2017
Sisters & Brothers, Today’s lock-down at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar due to the threat of an active shooter came on the heels of a bomb threat at the Ventura County Hall of Justice yesterday. Thankfully, in both cases, the threats were empty and no one was harmed. But … Read More
Riverside County’s Whopping Number of Unfair Practice Charges!
October 12, 2017
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More Than 1,000 Workers Picket Riverside University Hospital
September 6, 2017
Despite the County’s attempts to block some workers from striking, more than 1,000 Riverside County employees picketed for several hours outside of the Riverside University Hospital Wednesday morning – sending a strong message to management that we’re not backing down! The picket began at 6:30 a.m. and picked up steam … Read More
Hundreds take Rise & Resist Leader oath at Unity Summit
July 26, 2017
In a milestone moment for SEIU Local 721, hundreds of members took the oath to become Rise & Resist Leaders at an inaugural Unity Summit held at St. Sophia Cathedral in South Los Angeles this past Saturday, July 22. “Our union is facing a serious threat – the threat of … Read More